Love Story heralds a good year for church fête
Actors Emma Williams and Michael Xavier put in a star performance 10 years ago, when they opened the St James’ Church fête in Emsworth.
The pair were appearing in Love Story at the Minerva Theatre in Chichester and took time out of their busy schedule to attend the fête, spending the afternoon chatting to residents and even enjoying some produce at the popular cake stall.
The event in June 2010 was blessed with sunny skies and raised more than £2,000 for building projects at the church.
The day brought the whole community together, with people enjoying a range of stalls, a performance by Emsworth Concert Band, a barbecue and a bouncy castle for younger visitors.
Fête organiser Jim Startin said at the time: “The amount raised was very good when you consider the economic conditions and the fact that Stansted Garden Show was on and of course there was the lure of the beach.
“Many people welcomed the appearance of Emma and Michael as some people had already seen them in Love Story.
“I think the highlight of the day was the tremendous atmosphere of goodwill and fun.”
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